Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.
Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.
Corrupted installs, orphaned plugins, renegade drivers, resource-hogging games - there are many things that could be slowing your system down. Here's how to streamline your work DAW.
Doubling is a relatively simple yet effective trick for creating depth, richness and interest in an arrangement and a mix. Joe Albano shares his top tips for doubling up.
Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.
Apple's iCloud storage, which is available for Windows as well as the Mac, can be a great way to securely manage and organise your music sessions and other files. Here's how to do it.
There's plenty to get excited about in macOS Mojave previewed by Apple yesterday at WWDC. Along with the consumer level bells and whistles there are features that will impact music makers too.
Join Alex Solano as he explores Antelope Audio's DSP-powered emulations of classic compressors, starting with the sought-after FET-A76.
Struggling to be productive? Here are 10 ways you can change your approach to your everyday life that will make you better able to focus on making music.
Reason's new drum sequencer is great at helping you quickly building patterns. But it also makes creating entire performances a breeze. Here's why it is the go-to Rack Exension for beat makers.
Matt Vanacoro set himself the challenge of using only Bitwig's bundled instruments and effects to produce a track. How did he get on? Read on to find out...
It's a topic that arouses emotions in many people, but the fact remains that there isn't one perfect system for everyone. Matt Hepworth shares how he switched from a Mac to a Windows system.
Using an analog stage when recording digitally is common practice and can be a good way to give a warmer and more authentic sound to your recordings. Joe Albano explains how it works.
Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.
Cut straight to the heart of how to set up and sample in Elektron's powerful Octatrack MkII. Thavius Beck shows you how in this short video.